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All you need to know about V Ravichandran’s upcoming directorial Ravi Bopanna

The film, in which the Crazy Star plays the lead, is set to release in theatres on August 12

All you need to know about V Ravichandran’s upcoming directorial Ravi Bopanna
Ravichandran as Ravi Bopanna
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Last Updated: 03.41 PM, Aug 08, 2022

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It’s been six long years since Kannada cinema’s Crazy Star V Ravichandran was last seen in the director’s chair. He’s back now, with Ravi Bopanna, his latest directorial, in which he is joined by Kavya Shetty, Radhika Kumaraswamy, Ravishankar Gowda, Mohan Shankar, among others.

What is Ravi Bopanna about?

A still from Ravi Bopanna
A still from Ravi Bopanna

Ravi Bopanna was announced as the official Kannada remake of the Malayalam film Joseph. The Malayalam original had Joju Joseph in the lead, as a retired police officer, with a flair for cracking seemingly unsolvable cases. What happens when he is on the trail of an illegal organ racket forms the rest of the narrative. The 2018 Malayalam crime thriller was written by a civil police officer, Shahi Kabir, based on real-life experiences. Joseph’s cast also included, Dileesh Pothan, Irshad, Athmiya Rajan, Johny Antony, Sudhi Koppa, Malavika Menon and Madhuri Braganza.

Sudeep in a cameo

Sudeep will be seen in a pivotal cameo in the film
Sudeep will be seen in a pivotal cameo in the film

When Kiccha Sudeep was named as of the artistes in a pivotal cameo in the film, it made quite a bit of noise. It was later revealed that the actor was playing an advocate. In the original, this is a role played by the late veteran actor Nedumudi Venu.

Ravi Bopanna heads to theatres

The film heads to theatres on August 12. According to a source, Ravichandran initially shot the film as a scene-by-scene remake of the Malayalam original, but later apparently made a lot of changes to it during the pandemic. The filmmaker-actor himself says that it is a magical, musical, miracle entertainer, that he calls a mature version of Premaloka. The film has eight songs that will keep playing throughout the narrative of the investigative thriller. During the pre-release event of the film, Ravichandran said that audiences will see different shades of the actor from his various movies in Ravi Bopanna, as he plays the character between ages 30 and 60 years. The film is the 50thproduction venture of the Crazy Star’s home banner, Eswari Productions.

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